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Green Remodeling: Changing the World One Room at a Time

3.54 of 5 stars 3.54  ·  rating details  ·  35 ratings  ·  7 reviews
Whether because of changing lifestyles or simply because houses are becoming outdated, millions of North Americans are renovating their homes every year, spending more money annually on renovation than on new-home construction. But renovations can be fraught with unintended consequences like indoor air pollution. How do you remodel in a healthy, environmentally friendly wa ...more
Paperback, 400 pages
Published September 1st 2004 by New Society Publishers
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I like that this book has a section about managing your emotions during a home renovation project. Remodeling is stressful. It will all be okay.

Provides checklists and clear explanations of green options for each room. Not a lot of pictures, but not really necessary for this type of information.

Notes to Self

Use solvent-free adhesives.
Reuse baseboards and door frames.
Metal bathtubs can be used for making steel.
Insulate hot water pipes.
Look for toilets with less than 1.6 gpf (gallons per flus
This offers some good ideas for remodeling/building with green ideas. It offers room-by-room and individual system suggestions which is nice but unfortunately the author doesn't go into a lot of detail about any of the engineering so it's only somewhat useful. That is unless you already know all about roof trusses and the such. It doesn't seem oriented to the average home-owner despite being marketed as such. Still, it provides a good reference and if nothing else, some ideas to be looked into f ...more
loads of good ideasand introduction to material substitutes.
Nov 17, 2007 Frankie rated it 4 of 5 stars
Recommends it for: EcoPeople
Way to go! It explains earth friendly options to remodel your home! Ways, companies, techniques and products to do it a way that serves you and planet, and insightful about why such things are important.
My dad gave this book to me for x-mas after becoming frustrated renovating many a not green home at work... maybe it will come in handy for personal use someday.
Feb 20, 2011 Don added it
This book has a lot of good information, but it also has some information that is not correct.
Some good tips, but definitely for someone who already knows ALOT about building. Not me...
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